Given that high-quality education is a key driver of social and economic mobility and essential to equitable opportunity for all, the Foundation invests in organizations, programs, and projects that achieve results aligned with the two objectives outlined below. We give priority to initiatives in our areas of interest that expand or enhance multiple programs or schools across a system or network. As a general rule, we do not provide support for individual early childhood programs, or individual district schools, charter schools, public universities, or private colleges/universities. Please note that the "Results Sought" reflect the specific outcomes of interest to us.

[Please also note that grants made prior to July 1, 2017 are classified under our previous Education Program guidelines.]

Increase access to and success in high-quality post-secondary educational opportunities.

Results Sought:

  1. Significantly improve the social-emotional capacities of youth essential to college and career success
  2. Increase the number of underserved students enrolled in and completing college
  3. Increase the number of underserved students enrolled in and completing other high-quality post-secondary training and credentialing programs

2011 Grants

Brooklyn Friends School
$35,000
To help support the Horizons academic enrichment program at Brooklyn Friends School

Brooklyn Kindergarten Society
$50,000
To support accelerating the development of literacy and math skills for at-risk preschoolers in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Public Library
$100,000
To sustain the expansion of First Five Years programming by presenting a third year of Weekend Stories and a second year of Read, Play, Grow

Citizen Schools, Inc.
$200,000 (over two years)
To help support a network of afterschool programs in New York City

Classroom, Inc.
$75,000
To help support Classroom, Inc.'s school day, afterschool, and summer programming in inner-city Archdiocese of New York schools

East Harlem Tutorial Program, Inc.
$60,000
To support after school and summer programming for approximately 300 underserved students

Groundwork, Inc.
$100,000
To help support Groundwork for Youth

Inner-City Scholarship Fund, Inc.
$35,000
To renew support for JOP (the Job Opportunities Program), which provides job-readiness workshops, college-preparation mentorships, and summer internships for highly motivated low-income high school juniors and seniors from inner-city Catholic high schools

New York Interschool Association, Inc.
$30,000 (over two years)
To help initiate a philanthropy education program for select New York City independent, charter and inner-city Catholic schools

New York Interschool Association, Inc.
$45000
To help support the Faculty Diversity Search program to recruit and retain minority teachers in independent schools

Notre Dame School of Manhattan
$75,000 (over two years)
To help fund the position of Coordinator of Alumnae Relations and Special Events

The Parent-Child Home Program, Inc.
$50,000
To help support The Parent-Child Home Program's expansion in New York City

The Partnership for Inner-City Education
$45,000
To help sustain the Library Connections program by supporting cross-curricular projects in alumni schools and convening meetings for alumni teachers to share best practices and ideas.

Reach Out And Read of Greater New York, Inc.
$50,000
To help provide New York City children and families with pediatric literacy counseling and support

Read Alliance, Inc. (formerly Reading Excellence and Discovery Foundation, Inc. dba Read Alliance)
$100,000
To provide general support for READ's early literacy work in New York City

St. Aloysius School
$50,000
For capacity-building support to strengthen the communications and fundraising infrastructure of this newly reconfigured Jesuit-sponsored independent school for inner-city elementary and middle school children

United Way of New York City
$100,000
To help support the Child Care and Early Education Fund, a collaborative fund dedicated to improving early care and education in New York City

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